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How To Find Pet-Friendly Apartments in Greenwood

May 22, 2020

Apartment with dog

If you have a four-legged friend or are thinking about getting one in a couple of months, you’ll need to locate a pet-friendly apartment in Greenwood.  Unfortunately, the term “pet-friendly” can be unclear. Unfortunately, the term “pet-friendly” doesn’t share the same meaning from complex to complex. Some pet-friendly communities may really allow you to own a dog or cat, but with breed or size restrictions. Some other Greenwood apartment complexes might even offer amenities for your pet such as designated dog parks or free waste disposal bags.

With such dramatic differences in pet-friendly apartments in Greenwood, how do you discover one that fits your needs?

Start By Reviewing The Complex’s Pet Policy

Family walking with their dog on neighborhood trail

A complex is only as welcoming to pets as the pet policy. The policy goes over what restrictions you have in regard to pet ownership. Some policies give great flexibility and let you keep any pet you want. Some don’t allow certain dog breeds. Others might put limitations on the number of pets, size or weight. And some other policies ban dogs entirely and only permit cats or small caged animals.

Few apartments limit cat breeds. It’s more common to have a policy that limits just how many pets are permitted in a single household. There are often increased charges associated with your pets, like more expensive rent or costs for cleaning when you move out, or a pet deposit due at move-in.

An elaborate pet policy doesn’t mean that the apartment isn’t friendly to pets—as long as you and your pet fit within the guidelines. However, if you own a pet like an American Staffordshire Terrier, or are caring for a whole lot of kittens, you should review the policy before getting invested in a particular complex.

Take A Look At The Pet Amenities During Your Tour

Picture of dog park in our Greenwood apartment community

Just as you would investigate the gym and pool on your apartment tour, be sure to look at the accommodations for pets. Dedicated areas for your dog to play help your doggie run off some steam and make new friends. Stations with waste disposal bags, garbage cans, and water bowls help keep the community clean. Some apartments even set up playdates or discounts on grooming for furry four-legged residents!

Even though these accommodations for pets look wonderful on paper, the measure of their friendliness to pets is how carefully they are cared for. If the place for dogs to play hasn’t been mowed and is covered in trash, then it’s pretty much unusable. Properties that welcome pets make sure that waste disposal bags are consistently available and that the trash cans are emptied regularly. When you schedule your tour of the property in Greenwood, be sure to notice whether the pet amenities have the same care as the human accommodations.

Read Multiple Reviews To Learn More About Pet-Friendly Intangibles

If you are on the fence of whether a community is a good place for a pet or not, take a look at reviews on the Greenwood apartment complex. Many people who live in apartments view their dogs or cats as an integral part of their family and have no problem relating their personal experiences of living in a particular community. You might discover that maintenance carries doggie treats to pass out when making a service call to your apartment. Or that the office hosts an adoption day with the humane society. You most likely can chalk those up in the pet-friendly column.

Reviews will also tell you of the communities that refuse to return security deposits at move-out due to costs associated with pet cleaning, or those who demand an inordinate amount of rent for pets. Just try not to let a single unfavorable opinion change your mind, but if you note a whole slew of displeased dog and cat owners, then you may think about looking at another apartment.

Verge Can Be Your New Place To Call Home In Greenwood For You And Your Pet

When you’re looking for a pet-friendly apartment in Greenwood, make sure you check out Verge. We’re happy to show you the place where you and your cat or dog can be comfortable. Give us a call at 317-751-1744 or select the schedule a tour button below.  We also have virtual tours! If youare not able to visit the property, check out our virtual tours.